I would add anything by Thomas Hardy and Doris Kearns Goodwin (if the club is ambitious). “The Sparrow” is my all time favorite book. “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down,” is actually two books away in my TBR stack. Welcome back. Atonement – Ian McEwan Some of our best discussions were for The Time Traveller’s Wife and for The House of the Spirits. Better Luck Next Time (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition) by Julia Claiborne Johnson. Powerful book. Two of my all-time favorites and fun to talk about are Patty Jane’s House of Curl and Cold Sassy Tree. Kelsey, you’re overthinking it…just do it. - Modern Mrs. Darcy, weekly geekly (3.27.15) | The Critic and The Fangirl, What I'm into (March 2015 edition) - Modern Mrs. Darcy, Book Club Resources - The Deliberate Reader, What I’ve Been Reading Lately: April 2017 - A Viking in LAA Viking in LA. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson If you love "the classics" or just never got around to reading them, join the virtual Classics Book Club for an informal discussion the third Wednesday of each month. Contemporary fiction. Love both of these. Canterbury Classics is an imprint of Printers Row Publishing Group, printing classic book series in colorful and inventive forms like Word Cloud Classics. The Classic Book Club reads books that are considered "classics"--ones that have withstood the test of time, whether that time period is over 200 years or 30 years. We’ll see…this is a great list for us to start with, Anne. The Classics Book Club has been meeting at Towne since the mid-2010s and is led by longtime Towne customer Kathy. The Classics Book Club … The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton Atonement should have been on this list (though it might have been on the previous book club novel post?) US$19.13 US$20.44. Our May selection is Girl on the Train. Rebecca – Daphne Dumaurier (And even as I type this I’m cringing at the word “just.”) As distinguished (in broad strokes) from genre fiction. The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni The Classics Book Club meets the second Wednesday of every month on Zoom [at King's Books]. I know it’s controversial, but my book club read “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx several years ago and had a great discussion. I chose In the Woods because of the ending (or obvious lack thereof, depending on how you look at it). This list contains old books, modern classics, contemporary fiction. The Salon: Classics Book Club is dedicated to classical literature. Little Children by Tom Perotta Sorry if this is an incredibly obvious question. Contemporary literary fiction. by William Faulkner Overview This club reads books widely considered classics in the English and American traditions. Your email address will not be published. Beloved is a tough read but it is a book that stayed with me for a very long time. Could not put it down. (I am still, 10 years later, amazed that an American female could grow up without Judy Blume’s assistance.). So many people have never heard of it. There was an error submitting your subscription. Amazing discussions: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Gone Girl, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, The Girl With a Pearl Earring, The Passion if Artemed. Jewel by Bref Lott And, it made us re-read the Great Gatsby as our next book choice. AND Forever, both by Judy Blume for a sprited discussion on how differently we looked at those books as moms/adults and it was especially fun with the single member in her 20s who had never experienced Judy Blume. Many of these books tackle big—even uncomfortable—issues. You have no friends in the Classics Book Club group. You’ll find character-driven novels, novels that don’t resolve, novels with unreliable narrators. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. I’ve been a part of some great book club discussions with these titles: The Color of Water – James McBride The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Help, A Child Called It, Gone Girl, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, The Prodigal Daughter, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel. My favorite books of 2020 What I’m … The Kitchen Boy – Robert Alexander. A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine I loved it! Right here –> https://modernmrsdarcy.com/2015/03/book-club-101/. Availability: In Stock ... A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback) Doctor Zhivago … Having worked in social services almost my entire life, I found her stories completely incredulous. Join a Classics Book Club—where you can love the rich, powerful classic stories and get ahead in your literary understanding for high school, college, and beyond.Enjoy these powerfully written stories (there’s a reason why these books are classics… Whether our Victoria Classics Book Club picks are old favorites or new discoveries, we hope that you will come along with us for this exciting chapter. I also think book clubs that focus on the classics are fun. and “Safe from the Sea” by Peter Geye! Memoir. was also one of our selections. I enjoyed The Likeness much more—and I think it would also make a wonderful discussion—but I could talk about the end of In the Woods for hours. A book club for those of us who want to read/re-read all of the classics. Oprah Winfrey Book Club Selection. Powerful works that were not easy but the discussions were the best I have ever experienced. The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett, Absalom! Two of my book club’s favorite books: “The Rent Collector” by Camron Wright (truly amazing book!) I wanted to see the ending so bad I think I missed out on the great writing style. We also read A Secret Garden, Jane Eyre and Great Expectations together for the classic definition of “Romance” which is not a love story but the Hero’s Journey of transformation. Just my opinion. They are the same person and Rendell’s books are so much better. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Mystery. Frustratingly good: Olive Kitteridge. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin All are “discussable”—you’ll have enough material to last all night long. I appreciate a mixture of old and new books. These novels are packed with discussion fodder. Any recommendations on how to start a new book club? Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Nonfiction. Printers Row Publishing Group : Silver Dolphin Books Silver Dolphin Books publishes award-winning activity, novelty, and educational books … I want to read it again. Love your lists. 31 Oct 2019. Classics Book Club A Book Club for Those Who Love Classics Join us as we discuss some recognized classic literature. Location visible to members . , Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry I also included some of my personal favorites. The Water Dancer. 6% off. I would add another Mary Russell Doria book, Doc, about a year in the life of Doc Holliday. Required fields are marked *. We take abuse seriously, so please only flag groups that clearly need our attention. I haven’t read it before, but was told that if you liked “Falling Leaves,” “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” or Amy Tan, this one is along those lines, so I’m looking forward to it! This is a public group. By William Faulkner The Chosen is excellent!!! One of my favorite selections each April is the Newberry Award winner. Add to basket. I’m thinking about what it might take to start a book club, as I’m not aware of one in my area. Maybe we’ll want to select one book from each genre. Those are such great suggestions. Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Shadow of Rocky Flats I’m not in a book club, but I would love to discuss All the Light We Cannot See with someone else who has read it. Love this list! Book Absalom, Absalom! Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves… It is a fun and very different kind of book for our group. I might add The Doctor’s Wife, although I didn’t love it personally. I’ve read almost none of those, Anne. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy having “more time” to read. Silence – Shusaku Endo Recent selections are shown below. I just tried reading Behind the Scenes at the Museum and couldn’t get into it. January Classics Book Club — Albert Camus’s The Plague. Forget emotional roller coaster; this one was an emotional marathon! Yes! Think I need to move on from that little annoyance? And because I am biased, since Margaret Atwood is one of my most favorite authors! 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